Relay for Life

Image result for relay for lifeRelay For Life is a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Events are held in local communities, including an event in Renssealer County! As the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. The 12 hour event Celebrates cancer survivors, Remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and encourages everyone to Fight Back against the disease.

A Relay For Life event is organized under a volunteer Relay Committee, and implemented by volunteers. It is often organized as a multi-day public gathering, spanning all day and night in a large outdoor space, and many people bring tents and camp out around the walking tracks. Currently, almost 4 million people take part in Relay events in over 5,000 communities in the United States.

This year’s Rensselaer County event is September 24th from 12PM to 12AM at the Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. Registration is free so we encourage everyone to come and experience the power of Relay and see the impact it has on so many lives. This year’s event is Football themed and we will be hosting a Chili cook-off featuring local restaurants!

If you are unable to attend the event, there are many ways to get involved – from volunteering for a few hours, to buying a track sign or luminaria bag. Our event brings in 200+ people from the Rensselaer Community for a 12 hour event – that’s a lot of impressions for businesses interested in advertising to the Rensselaer community!

I hope you and your team will join us at Relay For Life of Rensselaer. If you have any questions please email or call 518-466-8820. More information can be found on our website.


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  1. For SOME time Now I’ve been the offspring of the Ohio State University’s JAMES CANCER CENTER’S Longest,AND OLDEST,(6 Different.) SURVIVOR. They celebrated As I’d placed an Idea for FUND-RAISING within their view… The “REMISSION” time-piece: It COUNTS as a Count- UP device= DAYS, WEEKS. MONTHS, and YEARS of being away from the devastation. I hope that there WILL be some-ONE, or ENTITY that could appreciate the GESTURE. It is READY for a DEBUT.
    “If” this “MAY HELP”…
    D’Ellis R. McCammon

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